Story: Nelson region

Premiers and prime ministers: Edward Stafford (1st of 5)

Premiers and prime ministers: Edward Stafford

Per head of population, Nelson has produced more of New Zealand’s political leaders than any other region (five out of 40 to 2020). Edward Stafford became Nelson’s first superintendent in 1853 and the colony’s premier in 1856. Over several terms of office, the last a one-month stint in 1872. he served a total of nine years in the position.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015